Presumed Guilty

Screenings

2011 Season
New York

In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street inMexico City,Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Tono's contacted lawyer/filmmaker Roberto Hernández, who gained prominence inMexicowhen his previous short documentary The Tunnel, provoked the release of another innocent man from prison. Looking into Tono's case, the filmmakers managed to get a retrial–on camera. Shot over three years with unprecedented access to the Mexican courts and prisons, this dramatic story is a searing indictment of a justice system that presumes guilt.

Filmmaker(s): 
Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith
Year: 
2009
88m
Genre: 
Documentary